.... Without Deep Spending Cuts, the Republicans Lose the House in 2014 ....
Given the beyond-biased/corrupt Fascist (formerly "mainstream") Media's lock-step Goebbels' Big Lying, chances are with or without such cuts, the House Republicans are history.
That gang's only salvageable asset, then, is what's left of its integrity and the only way it can hang on to that is to ruthlessly and relentlessly cut spending.
And given the Zero Gang's threats against the Armed Forces, Social Security recipients, Veterans' services and the like? What better place for the Peoples' House to start and upon which to assert its authority than with the oil-sheikh-like "administration's" overheads, expenses and salaries.